Fighting Nature’s Extremes With Clean Bedding
We do tend to make a big deal about hygiene in public places such as hotel kitchens, bathrooms, washrooms etc. In our hospitals, we are supposed to have faith in their housekeeping ability to keep all the food and washroom facilities as clean, shiny as they can. But in reality with the shortage of staff a constant bugbear, and the hospital managers demanding ever tighter spending on products, sometimes it feels as if cleaning and hygiene misses out. However, on a long stay I had to endure only a few years ago, there was evidence that the hospital bosses and medics had very seriously taken to heart the problms associated with a constant threat of MRSA. This diabolical ‘bug’ eats away at old people and infects the lungs and heart easily. It lurks in crowded waiting rooms and congested walkways. Very difficult to remove so in the summer months when it was far less prevalent, the hospital introduced the rule that every bed had to be stripped every day and remade with newly laundered bedding. This apparently got rid of the MRSA bug very effectively for quite a long time.